Jorge Navarro misses out on podium on final corner at Jerez

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Repsol rider finishes fourth after breathtaking last lap. Teammate Aaron Canet suffers a crash when riding eighth.

Jorge Navarro riding at jerez with other pilots
Jorge Navarro misses out on podium on final corner at Jerez

@jorge_navarro9 finishes fourth after breathtaking last lap #SpanishGP


The Moto3 Spanish Grand Prix featured an exciting battle at the front, in which Repsol rider Jorge Navarro played a big part. The Spaniard pulled away from the rest of the field along with Nicolo Bulega and Pecco Bagnaia, but the trio were caught by Brad Binder –who had started from the back of the grid due to a penalty from Race Direction- before the end. Navarro continued in the battle for the podium, but would miss out on the rostrum on the final corner when overtaken under braking. He was the last rider in the group, but fourth in the race to add 13 points to his World Championship tally. Following the race at Jerez, he lies second in the overall standings -15 behind Binder.

Teammate Aaron Canet was also having a good race, riding as part of a second group. Unfortunately, a crash ended his race early when he was up into eighth place.


Jorge Navarro

“I took the lead and set the pace. I tried to break away from the group, but when Binder caught up I realised that the race was going to be decided between the four of us. When Binder passed me, I stuck to his rear wheel, but after two laps I had some problems with the front and didn’t feel as confident as I would have liked. I pushed hard at the end, but I was overtaken when braking for the last corner. It’s a shame, as fourth is not the position we wanted or that we deserved, but the points are important in terms of the overall standings.”

Arón Canet

“It’s a shame to finish my home Grand Prix this way. When I was riding eighth in the second group, with 18 laps to go, I got ready to overtake another rider and found myself on someone else’s line. I had to brake harder than normal to try not to hit him, losing control of the bike and leaving myself unable to prevent the crash. I went to the Clinica Mobile and I have a bruised right shoulder, but it is nothing more than that so I’ll be fine for Le Mans. Now I have recover and work towards the French GP, at a circuit that I know because I rode there last year in the FIM CEV.”

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